An interesting shop to visit for rocks, fossils and curios in Moab is the Moab Rock Shop. You cannot miss it on the main street towards the north end of town.
Amusing sign in the parking area.
Outdoor tables with rocks complement the nicer specimens in the indoor section of the shop.
These appear to be from a kind of tree or desert bush.
My wife capturing me perusing the rocks. We did buy a few items.
Old style (narrow gauge) ore cars for mines and/or quarries.
More outdoor rocks.
The outdoor tables were available after hours. Sales at night were on “the honor system”.
From another angle, we get this view.
Old style fire hydrant used as a decoration.
A container for trash.
Rocks for sale outdoors.
These appear to be metal ore baskets.
The pesky wind that day was having its way with my wife’s hair. It was a relief to go inside the store a few moments later.
Lucy standing among some pieces of petrified wood.
The store offers the opportunity to purchase small fossils. For many, who lack the time and expertise to hunt for fossils, this may be one of the few chances to acquire fossils (for personal collections) that they will have. There are fossils for sale from faraway lands such as countries in Africa. Also, there are rocks from other states and also from a few other countries. The rock shop has been in business for more than 50 years and the present operator is the third generation in this family owned business.
Curios. Small carved skulls.
Fossilized dinosaur bones.
Fossilized dinosaur eggs.
Amethyst. The birth stone for the month of February.
A kind of quartz.
The store has some security.
Another view of the interior of the store.
Green rocks for purchase.
Lucy by indoor exhibit cases that contained some of the higher value specimens.
Another indoor area.
With each purchased item, the store provides the customer with a small paper fact tag.
Heading south from the rock store, this is a Moab street scene.
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